Ang Parabula ng mga Posporo

Para sa imo ini, ‘Nay!  (“This is for you, Mom!” in Bikol)

This short story was written by my late mother, Jean Llorin, a long time ago in English.  A few years back, she asked me to draw pictures to go with her story.  I’ve translated the story in Filipino and added a few more important details that I felt the story needed. A thumbnail of the first page is shown below.

Click on the link below, not the thumbnail, to open the 4-page pdf file. All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom.

Feel free to share this story with your children, students, and friends, but do not do so for profit or my mother’s ghost will haunt you!

Please note that I am not a writer (I’m actually an engineering graduate), so feel free to leave comments on how I can improve the story. Thanks!

Ang Parabula ng mga Posporo



19 thoughts on “Ang Parabula ng mga Posporo

  1. Zon June 23, 2015 / 4:28 am

    The message of the story gives the reader a sense of hope, making one realize that each one has a unique purpose in life. Thanks

  2. Jonilabarena November 2, 2015 / 9:01 am

    A beautiful story

  3. Davie P. Omaguing December 22, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    a very touching story. i will surely share this to my class for my practice teaching service.

  4. Kim February 11, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Can I have English version of this story?

    • samutsamot_mom February 11, 2016 / 2:27 am

      Hi, Kim! My mother actually wrote the original story in English. Do you need it right away? I’m attending to an urgent family matter right now and won’t be able to work on your request until next week. Leave a reply if you can wait that long. Thanks!

  5. anna February 15, 2016 / 8:49 am

    do you have a follow up comprehensive questions of your story in tagalog? Can I have a copy of it?

    • samutsamot_mom February 15, 2016 / 10:12 am

      I’m sorry, Anna. I don’t have comprehensive questions for this story. You are welcome to make a set and if you would like to share it here, I can post it. Thanks!

  6. Joan June 26, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Ano po yung Kaisipan or Moral Lesson nung Story?

    • samutsamot_mom June 27, 2016 / 1:58 am

      Hi, Joan! Sa tingin ko ang moral lesson ng kuwento ay bawat tao ay may layunin o purpose sa buhay at hindi dapat tayo matakot na tuparin ito, lalo na kung ito ay makatutulong sa iba. Thank you for reading this story!

  7. Jusalyn October 17, 2016 / 4:25 am

    Corrections po if okay lang…
    kahuyan – kakahuyan
    nabawasan – nababawasan
    magkapit-bisig – magkakapit-bisig
    idinaranas – dinaranas
    bang – ba
    ganito – ganoon
    lisan lisanin

    • samutsamot_mom October 17, 2016 / 8:17 am

      Thank you, Jusalyn, for the corrections. I’ve updated the file to include them.

  8. Kyle Rubino August 4, 2017 / 10:00 pm


    • samutsamot_mom August 5, 2017 / 1:30 am

      The message or lesson of the story may be different for different people.

  9. kenmagat December 6, 2017 / 3:23 pm


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